Ideas move quickly around here….

In our last training day at the Totem Pole we were invited to explore the areas as if we were the children.  We all found something to enage with that ticked all the boxes in terms of learning.  During a training day at St Mary’s I thought it would be interesting to put the weather watchers kit and role to the test.  The children were given the box and we we left them to it, didnt give them a task or a “secret mission”.  It took a while for the children to realise that they werent going to be given any instruction and had to think for themselves.  They enjoyed exploring the box on their own.  Then one boy had a great idea!!  See how it developed below.

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We went on to plan for the next delivery day, the children made a weather map and the weather icons to go on to it.  We hope to film a weather report with it next session.

Ian talked about making boats for his next session.  I was really excited about the opportunities for the weather watchers this could create.  There is so much they could do with boats; create wind for them to move about, rain on them, create waves….  We thought it would be a great collaboration if the weather watchers were to make sails for the boats.  The sails are weather catchers!

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